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  • Why Romney is Weak vs. Obama

    01/14/2012 8:10:39 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 26 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | January 13, 2011 | Quin Hillyer
    Romney, indeed, is the perfect foil for the Obama campaign, first because he is the very epitome of a Republican born rich who got richer by moving money around -- a millionaire plutocrat who just can't relate to "ordinary" Americans, and second because he is yet another Republican political/dynastic legatee. Think about it: We've gone from one Bush trying to outdo his Senate father by becoming president, to another Bush trying to outdo his president father by winning two terms as president, to a McCain trying to outdo his admiral father and admiral grandfather by becoming president... and now to...
  • Patriotic Assimilation is as American as…well, as Broncos Football!

    01/14/2012 6:13:08 PM PST · by OddLane · 23 replies ^ | January 14, 2012 | Tom Tancredo
    I confess I am not a zealous football fan, and until a month ago, I hoped Tim Tebow would don a Colorado Rockies uniform so I could get really excited about him. But like the other five million residents of Colorado, I have come to love the amazing Broncos quarterback who does not hide his evangelical Christian faith. According to a poll by a national sports magazine, Tebow is today the most popular American athlete, ahead of Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning, and (no surprise here) Tom Brady. Tim Tebow has made believers out of millions in more ways...
  • Conservatives in crisis (Worst president in history doing just fine)

    01/12/2012 4:43:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/11/12 | Brent Budowsky
    Conservatives in crisisBy Brent Budowsky - 01/11/12 06:45 PM ET As conservatives prepare for an urgent meeting this weekend to discuss their options in the 2012 campaign, they face an epic crisis of identity and electability that creates rising odds for the reelection of President Obama. Throughout the 2012 campaign, there has not been one credible conservative candidate for the presidency. Conservatives now face a choice between a front-runner of no lasting convictions — who has lost campaigns for two out of three major offices he has previously run for and who champions a predatory capitalism that applauds layoffs when...
  • S.F. sheriff likely to face misdemeanor charge - Domestic violence charge likely ..

    01/11/2012 1:29:35 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies ^ | 1/11/12 | Phillip Matier , Andrew Ross
    It's looking likely that San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón will file misdemeanor domestic violence charges against newly sworn-in Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. Prosecutors are "convinced this is very real," said a source with firsthand knowledge of the investigation. The case stems from a New Year's Eve incident in which Mirkarimi allegedly grabbed his wife - former Venezuelan telenovela star Eliana Lopez - with enough force to leave a bruise. Lopez has said publicly that she has no complaint against her husband and that the incident had been taken "out of context." Mirkarimi's attorney, Robert Waggener, said Tuesday that the sheriff...

    01/11/2012 2:16:19 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 45 replies ^ | 1/11/12 | Ann Coulter
    Earlier this week, Mitt Romney got into trouble for saying, "I like being able to fire people who provide services to me." To comprehend why the political class reacted as if Romney had just praised Hitler, you must understand that his critics live in a world in which no one can ever be fired -- a world known as "the government."
  • Mitt Romney and the Hypocrisy of Bain Capital

    01/11/2012 10:21:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies · 2+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 01/11/2012 | Aaron Goldenberg
    SNIP Mitt Romney was NOT primarily a venture capitalist. A venture capitalist invests in early-stage businesses with the hope that they grow and prosper. These early-stage businesses are often risky investments. Though most ultimately fail, some succeed spectacularly making the risks worthwhile. Apple Computer and Google are two such examples. This is what Mitt Romney means when he says some investments succeed and some fail. By contrast, Mitt Romney was primarily what is affectionately known as a vulture investor. Bain Capital invested in failing companies with the intention of either restructuring their business or stripping the business and selling its...
  • Newt Gingrich: I Crossed The Line (Bain Criticism)

    01/11/2012 12:10:06 PM PST · by truthkeeper · 173 replies · 9+ views ^ | Jan. 11, 2012 | Jonathan Allen
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Newt Gingrich signaled Wednesday that he believes his criticism of Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital is a mistake — and that he’s created an impression that he was echoing Democratic rhetoric. Gingrich conceded the problem when pressed by a Rick Santorum supporter at a book-signing here Wednesday. “I’m here to implore one thing of you. I think you’ve missed the target on the way you’re addressing Romney’s weaknesses. I want to beg you to redirect and go after his obvious disingenuous about his conservatism and lay off the corporatist versus the free market. I think it’s...
  • FBI serves terrorism warrants in Minn., Chicago

    09/24/2010 7:43:23 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 80 replies · 11+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 9/29/10 | STEVE KARNOWSKI,
    The FBI said it searched eight addresses in Minneapolis and Chicago as part of a terrorism investigation Friday. Warrants suggest agents were looking for connections between local anti-war activists and terrorist groups in Colombia and the Middle East. FBI spokesman Steve Warfield told The Associated Press agents served six warrants in Minneapolis and two in Chicago. "These were search warrants only," Warfield said. "We're not anticipating any arrests at this time. They're seeking evidence relating to activities concerning the material support of terrorism." The homes of longtime Minneapolis anti-war activists Mick Kelly, Jess Sundin and Meredith Aby were among those...
  • Romney leads by double digits in Florida (oh no!) Mitt 36 Newt 24 RickS 16

    01/09/2012 6:03:16 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 191 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 9th | Daniel Strauss
    According to the Quinnipiac Poll released Monday, Romney leads the field among Florida Republicans with 36 percent of the vote, followed by Newt Gingrich with 24 percent, then Rick Santorum at 16 percent. Behind them, Ron Paul has the support of 10 percent of Florida Republicans, Rick Perry has five and Jon Huntsman trails with two percent. The poll also found that 54 percent of Florida Republicans say they could change their minds in the coming weeks.
  • Sarkozy gains ground on Socialist rival — poll

    01/08/2012 11:33:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jan 8, 2012 7:39am EST | (Reporting by Leigh Thomas; Editing by Alessandra Rizzo)
    French President Nicolas Sarkozy has cut his Socialist rival's lead to the smallest margin so far in the run up to an April and May presidential election, a poll showed on Sunday. However, the poll showed that Socialist candidate François Hollande would still comfortably beat Sarkozy in a run-off. The president has been capitalizing on his central role in Europe's struggle to contain its debt crisis, and gained ground even after announcing plans for an unpopular sales tax hike and after Hollande's campaign took a more aggressive tone. In the first round of the two-stage vote, on April 22, Hollande...
  • Gingrich's thin skin has pushed him out of the race

    01/07/2012 8:41:23 AM PST · by shoedog · 119 replies
    multiple media | 1/7/2012 | self
    Newt has the right to fight back against his competitors, I have no problem with that. However when he starts by sounding like Obama and using the class warfare card on Romney's wealth, it is just plain stupid. Now his latest quip about taxing the blind, and scraping the bottom of the barrell is just more over the top whining. I really think Newt is probably the smartest and best informed candidate. However, his achilles heal has always been his ego, and the inability to handle rejection or negativity (a major part of politics) in a grown up fashion. It...
  • So powerful in 2010, the Tea Party this time around has missing in action: Is the Tea Party over?

    01/07/2012 9:30:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies · 2+ views
    WFTS-TV ^ | January 7, 2012 | Brendan McLaughlin
    TAMPA - Two years ago in the midterm elections, the Tea Party dominated the conversation -- and the results at the polls. But this time around, with the presidency at stake, the Tea Party is making very little noise. And that's making some people wonder if the Party's over. With Sarah Palin at the helm, and a legion of newly energized voters, the Tea Party wielded enormous clout in 2010, sending favored sons and daughters like Rand Paul of Kentucky and Nikki Haley of South Carolina to Congress. The defeats of Sharon Angle and Christine O'Donnell show that they didn't...
  • Ron Paul’s Base

    01/03/2012 3:30:43 PM PST · by mnehring · 64 replies
    Frum's Forum ^ | David Frum
    Here’s another tragic misunderstanding of Ron Paul’s message of human freedom: Paul has just gained David Duke’s endorsement. This week, the former KKK Grand Wizard telephoned into the radio show hosted by Stormfront founder Don Black to announce his support, and the two men had the following conversation. Ron Paul was a hot topic this week on the talk radio show hosted by prominent white supremacist Don Black and his son Derek. Mr. Black said he received Mr. Paul’s controversial newsletters when they were first published about two decades ago and described how the publications were perceived by members of the white...
  • NATIONAL EDUCATION STANDARDS: An Exit Strategy for States

    01/03/2012 4:15:43 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice
    Heritage Foundation ^ | Dec. 20, 2011 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    A GREAT QUICK SUMMARY OF HOW TO PULL BACK FROM OBAMA ED. THE TWIN SISTER OF OBAMACARE. A lot of deals were made quickly. Arne Duncan showed up with suitcases of money. Race to the Top? Common Core Curriculum? Excuse me, I've become such a cynic. I don't believe any of this stuff will result in better schools.
  • 'Socialism' Negative For Most Americans, 'Progressive' is Positive

    12/30/2011 9:36:13 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 26 replies
    International Business Times ^ | December 30th | Ashley Porter
    While terms such as "socialism," "capitalism" and "progressive" have traditionally elicited strong responses from the American public -- whether it be from conservatives who decry the evils of socialism or liberals who insist capitalism promotes economic inequality -- the recent Occupy Wall Street protests have brought the issue to the forefront of the national conversation in recent months. Socialism v. Capitalism Despite, or perhaps because of, some of the protesters' support of democratic socialist policies, socialism remains the most politically polarizing term in the U.S., according to a new analysis of political rhetoric from the Pew Research Center, a fact...
  • The Full Mandate: Gingrich Not Just for a “Bond” (Gingrich & Romney Were Always on the same Team)

    12/27/2011 11:20:59 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 98 replies
    Center for Individual Freedom ^ | December 27th, 2011 | Quin Hillyer
    If anybody actually cares about integrity and freedom, this latest news should be big trouble for Newt Gingrich. Somebody (I need to find out who) dug up this old memo from Gingrich praising Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts health care plan in fulsome terms, and especially praising its individual mandate to buy health insurance: The individual mandate requires those who earn enough to afford insurance to purchase coverage, and subsidies will be made available to those individuals who cannot afford insurance on their own. We agree strongly with this principle, but the details are crucial when it comes to the structure of...
  • Gingrich Campaign Slams Virginia Primary System After Failing to Qualify for Ballot

    12/24/2011 8:29:18 PM PST · by no dems · 116 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 24, 2011 | Associated Press Staff
    Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich's campaign attacked Virginia's GOP primary election system on Saturday for keeping him off the state's March 6 Super Tuesday ballot. The state party said that Gingrich, who lives in Virginia, had failed to submit the required 10,000 signatures to appear on the ballot. The Gingrich campaign responded that "only a failed system" would disqualify Gingrich and other candidates. It said Gingrich would pursue an aggressive write-in campaign, although state law prohibits write-ins on primary ballots. Gingrich campaign director Michael Krull said in a statement: "We will work with the Republican Party of Virginia to pursue an...
  • Repeal Elections for McConnell and Boehner or Just Resign as Sorry "Leaders?"

    12/22/2011 10:23:26 PM PST · by Graewoulf · 67 replies
    Graewoulf | December 23, 2011 | Graewoulf
    The last non-Socialist Leader in the US Federal Government caved in last night to the Socialist-Democrat Wing of the once proud Democrat Party. Yep, ol' Boehner-Head finally cut all pretense of protecting the TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY folks from the terrible damage done to America by the Socialist-Democrats led by Chairman Obama, "Bottleneck" Reid and of course, certifiably brain-dead, Ex-Bottleneck, Princess Nancy. All of this could have been avoided if Son-of-a-Mitch McConnell had not joined the Socialist-Democrat Party and caved in to "Bottleneck" Reid on the payroll 2/3 tax "deal." Pay 2 month taxes on a quarterly basis. Yep, both Mitch...
  • Hash Brown Rage! Teacher Arrested For Pelting McDonald's Worker With Food At Drive-Thru Window

    12/19/2011 1:31:17 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 44 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 12/19/2011
    A Florida middle school teacher is facing a battery charge after she threw an assortment of food items back through a drive-thru window following a dispute with a McDonald’s employee, according to cops. The incident, which was captured by a restaurant surveillance camera, occurred around 9:45 Saturday morning at a McDonald’s in Lakeland. Simone Paolercio, 39, had ordered about $20 worth of food when she got into a dispute with a worker manning the drive-thru window. The video can be found below. Jessica Balderas, a McDonald’s worker, told cops that “there was a disagreement over two hashbrowns,” according to a...
  • Michele Bachmann: A Crying [Fake adj] Woman Came Up To Me After The Debate And Told Me Newt Gingric

    12/16/2011 3:14:32 PM PST · by TBBT · 145 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 12/16/2011 | Ace
    ...Is Paying Money To Tea Party Groups For Their Endorsement I made the part up about the "crying woman," but yes, that is the newest allegation from Ms. Bachmann. Michele Bachmann lives in a strange world. People talk about "moral relativism." Presumably they would claim she's not a moral relativist. But truth is an objective fact, is it not? Ms. Bachmann seems to confuse premises which are politically helpful to her for premises which are actually true. That seems like moral relativism to me -- the world is not as it is, but as I perceive it to be. I...
  • It is Not Fiat You Need To Fear – It is Government Itself

    12/16/2011 11:10:11 AM PST · by Razzz42 · 11 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | December 15, 2011 | Martin Armstrong
    The latest census shows that 1 in 2 people have slipped in America and are poor. The tax burden has risen and this idea of socialism has amounted to a charity that costs $9 out of $10 to function. It is now government itself that is the beast consuming everything, not the poor who get table scraps. After the Arab riots in Iran and how they used the internet to organize, I warned that those in Washington in the unelected backrooms were shaking in their boots and would eliminate that threat in the USA. The bill was introduced to allow...
  • Obama Administration Releases Report...Critical American Jobs Act Investments in Education

    12/15/2011 1:07:43 PM PST · by mdittmar · 7 replies
    The White House ^ | December 15, 2011 | Office of the Press Secretary
    For Immediate Release December 15, 2011 Obama Administration Releases Report and Interactive Maps Highlighting Critical American Jobs Act Investments in Education WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Obama Administration released a report, Education and the American Jobs Act: Creating Jobs through Investments in Our Nation’s Schools, and interactive maps that highlight estimated benefits that states and local school districts would receive if Congress acts to pass the American Jobs Act.  The White House report provides an analysis of the condition of America’s schools, which have fallen into disrepair, as well as the difficult budget environment facing school districts and teachers nationwide. ...
  • Unsustainable: Public School Teachers Make Twice the Private Sector Average

    12/15/2011 1:35:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Rush ^ | December 15, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: According to a new study from the Bureau of Labor statics, public school teachers are now the highest paid state workers. Public school teachers. In fact, public school teachers receive more than twice as much in average hourly wages and benefits as workers in private industry, on average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Public school teachers "are paid an average of $56.59 per hour in combined wages and benefits," which is twice the $28.24 an hour in wages and benefits paid to workers in the private sector. Now, some of you are probably saying, "I...
  • The Obamas go to church in style on a Rick Perry Dare!

    12/11/2011 2:00:51 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 11, 2011 | Sofia Ambrosia
    <p>Good citizens of Atlanta, the Obamas were spotted heading off to church via foot from the White House, traversing Lafayette Park to get to St. John's Church for their Sunday services on December 11, 2011 in Washington, DC.</p> <p>The buzz is that President Obama’s stance on religion was on personal attack in a commercial launched by Rick Perry, that claims that Barack Obama has a supposed “war on religion.”</p>
  • Climate conference approves landmark deal

    12/10/2011 6:22:22 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 10, 2011 8:42 PM EST | unattributed
    DURBAN, South Africa (AP) -- The president of a U.N. climate conference has announced agreement on a program mapping out a new course by all nations to fight climate change over the coming decades. The 194-party conference agreed to start negotiations on a new accord that would put all countries under the same legal regime to enforce their commitments to control greenhouse gases. It would take effect by 2020 at the latest. Currently, only industrial countries have legally binding emissions targets under the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. Those commitments expire next year, but they will be extended for another five years...
  • The 'Angry Arab' Goes Mad

    12/08/2011 1:04:30 PM PST · by SmithL · 19 replies
    Campus Watch ^ | 12/8/11 | Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene
    As'ad AbuKahlil—a political science professor at California State University, Stanislaus—spoke last month at a day-long "teach-in" at the University of California, Berkeley titled, "Building Solidarity with the Arab Spring." It consisted of a number of "workshop sessions" at the Valley Life Sciences Building, followed by a "plenary session" at the Multicultural Center, and was co-sponsored by the Arab Resource Organizing Committee, the Berkeley Muslim Students Association PAC, the International Socialist Organization, and the Syrian American Council. AbuKhalil's workshop on "The U.S. and the Arab Uprising" was held in a tiny, hot, windowless room filled with students wearing hijabs and keffiyehs....
  • Romney a potential running mate, says Gingrich

    12/07/2011 7:10:43 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 90 replies
    CNN ^ | 2011-12-07
    Newt Gingrich has at least one name on his list of potential running mates: GOP rival Mitt Romney. "I think Mitt Romney is a very admirable person, and I'm not going to pick a fight with Mitt Romney," Gingrich said in an interview Wednesday with CNN's Wolf Blitzer. When asked if he would ever ask Romney to be his vice presidential nominee, Gingrich didn't mince words. "I think the consensus is that he'd certainly be on the list, whether he'd want to or not," Gingrich said. "He's a very competent person. This is a very serious man. I would certainly...
  • Current TV's Cenk Uygur: Ronald Reagan Would Be a 'Huge Liberal' Now

    12/05/2011 5:14:05 PM PST · by Enchante · 20 replies
    The Wrap/Reuters ^ | Lucas Shaw
    So if the Republican party has shifted so far to the right, and the Democrats have shifted to adjust, doesn’t that mean the populace has as well? Those changes are not at all reflective of what the population believes
  • Denying Mandate Support Won’t Work (Romney/Gingrich: the Obamacare Twins)

    12/05/2011 1:17:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/05/11 | Juan Williams
    What do Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, the leading contenders for the Republican presidential nomination, have in common? Long before President Obama, both supported an idea they now pretend to spurn — the idea of requiring people to buy health insurance. As recently as 2009, Romney publicly supported, the “individual mandate” for buying health insurance. And as recently as last month one of Gingrich’s websites still endorsed the “mandate” for all Americans earning more than $50,000 annually. Romney and Gingrich are not alone in their history of supporting the idea of a government requirement that everyone buy health insurance. As...
  • National Climate Ethics Campaign

    11/30/2011 9:27:36 AM PST · by Enchante · 24 replies
    National Climate Ethics Campaign ^ | 11/30/2011 | National Climate Ethics Campaign
    The National Climate Ethics Campaign is pleased to announce that the "Statement of Our Nation’s Moral Obligation to Address Climate Change" will be released Wednesday, November 30 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in Room 406 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building (The Environment and Public Works Hearing Room). There are now over 1200 signers on the climate ethics statement. Please send the message pasted below to organizations, listservs, and people that might endorse it.
  • Bricks-and-mortar stores aim to nail down sales tax

    11/25/2011 4:36:46 PM PST · by Comparative Advantage · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 24, 2011 | Valerie Richardson
    It’s a scenario all too familiar to retailers: A customer walks in, asks to see a product, discusses it at length with the sales staff, and then pulls out his cellphone. Jason Brewer, vice president of communications and advocacy for the Retail Industry Leaders Association, explains what happens next: “He uses his smartphone to take a picture of the bar code on the back of the item, and then, right in front of the sales person, he checks prices and orders the item online.” Why? Because most online outlets don’t charge sales tax, unlike traditional bricks-and-mortar stores. Buying online, especially...
  • Dow, S&P Log Worst Thanksgiving Week Since 1932 (CNBC)

    11/25/2011 12:49:30 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 18 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11-25-11 | By: JeeYeon Park
    Stocks closed in negative territory in thin, shortened trading Friday as investors were reluctant to go long ahead of the weekend and amid ongoing worries over the euro zone. The Dow and S&P posted their worst Thanksgiving week since the Great Depression on a percentage basis. The Dow Jones Industrial Average erased their gains to finish lower, led by H-P [HPQ 25.39 -0.39 (-1.51%) ] and Chevron [CVX 92.29 -1.46 (-1.56%)]. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq also ended lower, logging a seventh consecutive decline. Some traders are watching for 1,150 on the S&P as the next key level. The...
  • Occupiers' war on police

    11/20/2011 9:18:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune ^ | November 20, 2011 | Tina Trent
    With police clearing out many of the "Occupy" encampments, one might think that the Obama-approved protests will be over soon. However, at the national convention of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) last weekend, there was talk of how the protests will eventually expand and "take indoor spaces" such as city halls and state capitols, in order to "unite" with "mass movements against state and local budget cuts and in defense of public sector unions." DSA members across the U.S. have been actively participating in the Occupy movement. Such a strategy would put police officers, many of them members of...
  • Surplus of pessimism may cost Spain’s ruling Socialists at polls

    11/18/2011 11:21:20 AM PST · by iowamark · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2011 | Mike Elkin
    Spanish voters on Sunday are expected to dismiss the Socialist government of Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and usher in the conservative People's Party (PP) and its leader, Mariano Rajoy. Mr. Zapatero’s Socialist party (PSOE), which has been in power for eight years, has borne the brunt of public blame for Spain’s increasingly perilous economic situation, which has tainted the party’s leadership candidate, Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba. Meanwhile, Mr. Rajoy has been coasting toward an expected landslide victory without saying much about how he plans to reverse Spain’s economic course... The situation is bleak for the eurozone’s fourth-largest...
  • For Your Amusement: 17 Occutard Cartoons

    11/09/2011 8:53:09 AM PST · by peopleofows · 22 replies
    People of OWS ^ | 11/09/2011 | Spotter
    Hi, folks. Here's a collection of some of the better Occutard political cartoons I've come across. Hope you enjoy! 17 Occutard 'Toons
  • Don't display American Flag in American school.

    11/10/2011 2:40:34 PM PST · by MrNJ · 24 replies ^ | 11/10/11 | Eugene Volokh
    Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School District (N.D. Cal.), decided the day before yesterday, upholds a California high school’s decision to forbid students from wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. (See here and here for more on this case.) On Cinco de Mayo in 2009, a verbal exchange and altercation arose between a group of predominantly white and a group of Mexican students. This altercation involved an exchange of profanities and threats were made. A makeshift American flag was put on one of the trees on campus. A group of Caucasian students began clapping and chanting “USA” as...
  • Carlos the Jackal boasts of up to 2,000 deaths

    11/06/2011 5:54:55 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    afp ^ | November 06, 2011
    Venezuelan militant Carlos the Jackal, who goes on trial in France Monday, boasted in an interview with the daily El Nacional of committing more than 100 attacks that claimed up to 2,000 lives. Asked about civilian bystanders who lost their lives in his attacks, the Marxist-Leninist radical said: "There were very few. I calculated that they were fewer than 10 percent. "So out of 1,500 - 2,000 killed, there were not more than 200 civilian victims," . ... Asked if he believed that he had made mistakes, Carlos said his crimes were minor. He charged that former Cuban president Fidel...
  • Lions’ shameful display gets pass

    11/06/2011 1:36:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 4, 2011 | PHIL MUSHNICK
    You didn’t think there wasn’t going to be a price to pay for all of this, did you? Our sports, with our kids targeted to ride shotgun, have been headed this way for years. The cumulative effect of relentlessly marketing bad as good and dismissing good as unmarketable -- the pandering, the silence, the network promos that replaced football with chest-pounders and preeners, the media’s insistence that one play with “a swagger” -- has inevitably brought us to a place that years ago should not have been fed nor watered. This past Sunday in Denver, during a 45-10 loss to...
  • Forty House Republicans sign letter encouraging Super Committee to consider new revenues

    11/04/2011 6:36:15 PM PDT · by mnehring · 55 replies
    I’m a day late on this but it’s too intriguing not to blog. You can read the actual letter, which is exceedingly tame, on Mike Simpson’s website. Among the signatories: …Ron Paul. The bad news? If this happens, some people might be paying a little more. The good news? We’ll never have to read another “time for a grand bargain” column from Tom Friedman again. Dude, I think we should take the deal. A group of 40 House Republicans for the first time Wednesday encouraged Congress’s deficit reduction committee to explore new revenue as part of a broad deal that...
  • Arrivederci, Roma

    11/04/2011 2:02:23 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/4/2011 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Will popular democracy bring down the New World Order? A fair question. For Western peoples are growing increasingly reluctant to accept the sacrifices that the elites are imposing upon them to preserve that New World Order. Political support for TARP, to rescue the financial system after the Lehman Brothers collapse, is being held against any Republican candidate who backed it. Germans and Northern Europeans are balking at any more bailouts of Club Med deadbeats. Eighty-one members of David Cameron's party voted against him to demand a referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union altogether, the worst Tory revolt...
  • Evil Clowns and Radical Ringmasters of the Anti-Capitalist Revolution in Denver

    11/04/2011 9:37:00 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 10 replies
    What follows is a close look at the leftist lawfare campaign of uncivil agitation as it unfolded in Denver last week. Denver, like other cities that have Occupy manifestations, is faced by a core of protesters from anarchist groups, labor unions, and communist organizations, often obscuring their affiliations, mixed in with a mishmash of confused students, concerned citizen activists, children, and all sorts of evil clowns.
  • Spain's Socialists face thrashing as campaign opens

    11/03/2011 6:13:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/3/11 | Anna Cuenca - AFP
    Spain's Socialist government fought to avert an unprecedented thrashing as campaigning opened for November 20 elections overcast by sky-high unemployment and a stalled economy. At the stroke of midnight, Spain on Friday entered the official campaign period, almost certain to end with an overwhelming victory for the conservative opposition Popular Party. Latest polls give the Socialist Party 30.3-31.0 percent support compared to 45.3-47.4 percent for the Popular Party as 36 million voters take revenge over economic misery and a third quarter unemployment rate of 21.53 percent. If the polls prove correct on election day, it would lead to the Socialists'...
  • Memo to Canadian Occupiers: Go south

    11/03/2011 8:36:52 AM PDT · by Clive · 14 replies
    QMI Agency via Sun Media via Toronto Sun ^ | 2011-11-03 | Eric Duhaime
    MONTREAL - Over the past few weeks, leftist activists invaded public spaces in all major cities across Canada, beginning in downtown Toronto. Their actions were inspired by the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) encampment in Zucotti Park. There are, however, a few differences. American protesters are outraged by: The widening gap in wealth between the poor and the rich, to the benefit of the 1% of the most fortunate. Bank bailouts with public money. The impoverishment of the middle class. The drop in the home values. Growing poverty. Increases in health insurance premiums. The phenomenal public deficit. None of these problems...
  • Police: Shoplifting Suspect Shot At Walmart

    11/02/2011 5:18:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies ^ | 11/2/2011 | Steve Tellier/WLKY
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A shoplifting incident led to a shooting at a Walmart, according to police dispatchers. The shooting happened at the Walmart at 7100 Raggard Road. Police said off-duty Jefferson County constable David Whitlaw was shopping at the store around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday when he heard there was a shoplifting suspect outside the store in the parking lot. Police said Whitlaw went to the parking lot, where the female suspect was in a car. Police said she ran over Whitlaw's foot, and he in turn fired a shot into the car, wounding the woman in her arm and hand....
  • Are Public-School Teachers Underpaid?

    11/02/2011 9:56:26 AM PDT · by neverdem · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | November 01, 2011 | Andrew G. Biggs
    Education Secretary Arne Duncan thinks public-school teachers are “desperately underpaid” and has called for doubling teacher salaries. In a new paper co-authored with Jason Richwine of the Heritage Foundation, I look into whether teachers really are desperately underpaid, or underpaid at all. Jason and I find that the conventional wisdom is far off the truth.At first glance, public-school teachers definitely look underpaid. According to Census data, teachers receive salaries around 20 percent lower than similarly educated private-sector workers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says teachers’ benefits are about the same as benefits in the private sector. But both the salary...
  • Fire, police rack up workers' comp (Padded retirements)

    11/01/2011 6:45:43 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 9 replies
    A Costa Mesa firefighter got an award of $39,590 because his work boots hurt Another firefighter twisted his knee in 1991 by walking downstairs and turning left. The bill: $96,919. A recreation leader who felt pain in the neck while shooting a basketball costing the city $7,325. claims that get compensation and reimbursement, from uncomfortable boots to stump-grinder accidents to "cumulative trauma" shows up at retirement time. New Police Chief Tom Gazsi, Fire Chief Kirk Dominic did not return calls A maintenance worker picking up trash on a slope with wet grass at a park when he slipped, straining his...
  • Markets Are Falling, As Papandreou Says That Euro Membership Itself Will Be In The Referendum

    11/01/2011 4:56:51 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-1-2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    Markets Are Falling, As Papandreou Says That Euro Membership Itself Will Be In The Referendum Joe Weisenthal Nov. 1, 2011, 7:28 PM This is for all the marbles: Bloomberg is reporting that George Papandreou will put everything in the big Greek referendum, including, yes, euro membership itself. Despite major concerns about this referendum across Europe, and across the Greek government, it's clear he's really pushing for this move, and wants to put the question directly to the Greeks, rather than have them complain about austerity, while simultaneously wanting to remain in the EU. All that being said, we don't really...
  • Greece lightning: Default fears return

    11/01/2011 1:38:15 PM PDT · by Signalman · 5 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 11.1.2011 | Paul La Monica
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- How does one say "Oy vey!" in Greek? I'm starting to think that the nasty NBA lockout will end -- or in related news, Kim Kardashian will meet, marry and divorce another out-of-work hoops player -- before the Europe financial soap opera finally ends. Greece dropped a major bombshell on the markets late Monday. Greek prime minister (and Cliff Clavin look-alike ... Norm!) George Papandreou announced there would be a national referendum vote on the bailout agreement reached last week by European leaders. "I am surprised by this development. It seems to have come out of...
  • San Diego school picks lesbian homecoming king

    10/31/2011 8:01:54 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 11 replies
    AP ^ | October 31, 2011 | AP
    A San Diego school district superintendent is praising a high school for choosing a lesbian couple to be homecoming king and queen but says he's sad that the school has received hate mail and calls since. Superintendent Bill Kowba said Monday that some of the hate emails and calls that Patrick Henry High School received were from people who are not residents of San Diego. Kowba says San Diego Unified School District rejects intolerance and he supports the decision made by students.
  • Rick Perry: On second thought, maybe some debates would be good

    10/30/2011 7:26:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/29/2011 | Jazz Shaw
    Texas Governor Rick Perry raised more than a few eyebrows when his campaign floated the idea that there might be better “time management” agenda items than flying around to an endless series of primary debates. Speaking as one of the people who has to watch – and write about – all of these dog and pony shows, I admit that I had a bit of sympathy for the concept. But it drew a lot of additional fire on his campaign, and now it seems that we’ll at least be seeing Rick at some of them. Rick Perry plans to participate...